West Virginia (Morgan County) / Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 26.761 W 078° 18.489
17S E 731638 N 4369732
Tells who first settled West Virginia and who Virginia was named after.
Waymark Code: WMGNR3
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/25/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 6

West Virginia
Morgan County)

"The Mountain State" ~ western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch ~ Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754~1763.


Named for Queen Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England. Site of the first permanent English settlement, 1607, in America. One of the 13 original colonies. Virginia is the birthplace of eight Presidents of the United States.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: West Virginia (Morgan County) / Virginia

Marker Location: East of Route 522 at state line.

County or Independent City: Morgan County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Historic Commission, 1964

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